Around 30 arrested at Moscow gay rights rally
Reuters: Around 30 pro- and anti-gay activists were arrested on Saturday after defying Moscow’s ban on gay rights demonstrations.
Russia’s parliament has given preliminary approval to legislation which bans ‘homosexual propaganda’ which critics say would in effect ban gay rights demonstrations.
Saturday’s arrests occurred at the same time as Ukraine held its first ever gay rights rally which was protected by police.
Photo: A gay rights activist holds a placard during a rally to mark the international day against homophobia in St. Petersburg on May 17, 2013. The placard reads ‘Homophobia kills!’ (Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)
A reminder that the gay-rights battle still has many fronts around the world.
May 25, 2013 // 11:49 // 6 months ago